Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Buzz
1-min read

Write Me and Tell Me Your Heart: Leonard Cohen's Letters To His Muse Up For Auction

The auction, titled "Write Me and Tell Me Your Heart: Leonard Cohen's Love Letters to Marianne" by global auction house Christie's, would take place online from June 5-13.

IANS

Updated:May 25, 2019, 5:15 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Write Me and Tell Me Your Heart: Leonard Cohen's Letters To His Muse Up For Auction
Image Credits: Reuters.
Loading...

A largely unknown archive of over 50 love letters from Canadian poet and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) to his girlfriend and muse Marianne Ihlen would be auctioned online in June.

The auction, titled "Write Me and Tell Me Your Heart: Leonard Cohen's Love Letters to Marianne" by global auction house Christie's, would take place online from June 5-13.

"Postmarked from Hydra, Montreal, New York, Tel Aviv and Havana, and written during pivotal years in Cohen's career, these poetic letters brim with both biographical detail and raw emotion, documenting one of the most captivating love affairs of its time as well as the transformation of a young man into a great artist," Christie's said.

Marianne was the inspiration for the famous song "So Long, Marianne".

A highlight from the auction includes a letter written in Tel Aviv in September 1960 at the start of their relationship. Cohen writes, "It's hard to write you. The surf is too loud. The beach is too crowded, and you're too much in my heart to put anything down". It is estimated to fetch $6,000-9,000.

Also on sale is an autographed letter from February 1967 after his first major performance in New York.

Cohen describes in the letter that he "sang in New York for the first time last night, at a huge benefit concert. Every singer you've ever heard of was there performing. Judy Collin introduced me to the audience, over 3,000 people, and they seemed to know who I was, mostly because of ‘Suzanne' (a song by Cohen)".

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results